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Bydgoszcz, Poland

Agricultural Globalization: Comparing USA to Poland
Summer 2014
3 hours credit

Course No:

  • AGRI 490
  • AGRI 590


May 17, 2014 - June 16, 2014

Course Description:

Lands in Poland are productive. In 1989 Poland was the second largest producer of rye and potatoes in the world. The country occupied sixth place in the world in sugar beet, milk, and pig production. However, they have different sensibilities about production and especially genetically modified organism allowing for a spirited study in comparison.

The course will be a comparative study of US and Polish agricultural practices. Students will be able to compare European (more sustainable) practices with US (much less sustainable) practices. The course will involve both lecture and field observations on site at the University of Technology and Life Sciences in Bydgoszcz, Poland. Areas covered will include soils, crops and animal production systems, genetically modified food crops, etc. Polish faculty and students will share the classroom with Tarleton students. 

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Approximate Cost:

$1,500.00 - Includes in-country transportation and meals during course related field trips and excursions and study abroad insurance. Does not include regular meals, airfare ($1,200), tuition or fees.

  • $500.00 Deposit due 1/31/2014
  • $1,000.00 paid in full by 4/15/14

Contact Program Director:

Dr. Barry Lambert

Dr. Donald McGahan

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